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Athenaeum Hotel

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Throughout Chautauqua Institution's summer season, Athenaeum Hotel guests are inspired by a variety of learning, recreational and entertainment programs that are all part of the unique Chautauqua experience. For 140 summers, people have come to Chautauqua's 750-acre community to experience arts, education, concerts, lectures and lively discussions. During the spring and fall months, the Athenaeum Hotel acts as a host to well-organized conferences, beautiful weddings, and special events.
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Property amenities
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
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Air Conditioning
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Note this review is for off-season. Years ago I use to come to Chautauqua and always wanted to stay at the Athenaeum but with the cost of the room, grounds fees AND parking, it just wasn’t worth it for me. The Athenaeum was offering rooms at an off season rate for $122 (with
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We held our wedding here and it was PERFECT. Carrie Gifford and her staff went above and beyond and made our weekend unforgettable. I could not give this beautiful classic hotel more recommendations. Unbelievable views of the lake from the covered porch (which was awesome
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The hotel was built in the late 1800's - don't expect chrome, high tech glitz. It's a beautiful OLD hotel. The porch alone was worth the stay. I stayed in a single room. It was a bit odd, as my bed seemed to be tilted. I'm assuming it was the floor. It was a hot, summer week.
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Some visitors would call this hotel "classic" or "quaint." I call it old! The Athenaeum was built the late 1800s and is shows its wear. The floors are uneven and creak. Our room furniture was so old that the drawers were warped and would not close. The hotel still uses obsolete
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I spent the night at the Athenaeum to attend the Abba the Concert show in the amphitheater. OMG - it was like walking back in time - just looking at the building, I could feel the history! The lobby was truly period appropriate. Valet parking was WONDERFUL - and definitely a
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Lake view from the porch
They have valet which I preferred or they have a shuttle to a parking area which is free I believe. Call the hotel for specifics.
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I believe I did see what looked like a fire sprinkler in the rooms and hallways.
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We do have some rooms that allow pets. Please call the hotel for additional information. 716.357.4444. Thanks and hope to see you and your furry friend this summer!
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"Room 90 has the best view and a large porch right off of it with views of the lake."
"A lake view is wonderful."
"make an early reservation"
"Book elsewhere"
"Big reputation, but a dumpy hotel. Outside looks nice, but worse than a Red Roof Inn."
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